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ATOJAR
09-15-11, 04:01 PM
Guys in TM2, In single player im trying to figure out how to challenge for the official times on the tracks.

I cant seem to find a single option in game for a "challenge for official time" race! ... Does anybody know how?

Ive managed it twice but have no clue as to what i done lol.

nutcrackr
09-15-11, 04:56 PM
Guys in TM2, In single player im trying to figure out how to challenge for the official times on the tracks.

I cant seem to find a single option in game for a "challenge for official time" race! ... Does anybody know how?

Ive managed it twice but have no clue as to what i done lol.
Good question because I'm having the same issue!

Afaik when you get a gold medal you get a chance to "improve" and then it comes up with post official or continue training. But from my short time with it, it seems you only get one chance to post an official time. Surely this is not how it's meant to be because that would suck for me.

Edit: after searching it seems you can only set an official time every 5 minutes, you can see a countdown with a trophy next to it. Pretty lame to have to wait so long and finish the race after that five minutes :/

ATOJAR
09-15-11, 05:13 PM
Yeah that is pretty lame! ... So after the countdown timer you can try for the official time regardless of what medal you get?

EDIT: Never mind ... You where bang on, Once the countdown time and reached zero you are free to got ahead and try for an official time regardless of what medal you get..

nutcrackr
09-15-11, 05:25 PM
Yeah that is pretty lame! ... So after the countdown timer you can try for the official time regardless of what medal you get?
Yeah seems that way, I just fooled around on a track until the time ran out, crossed the finish line, and was able to set an official time. I wish they kept the system of united where you spend coppers (planets in this case) to set a time, if you failed you lost them. 5 minute wait is dumb because for short tracks you'll be bored, for long tracks you have to actually reach the finish line to have the "improve" come up. This is not how I wanted to play it.:thumbdwn:

ATOJAR
09-15-11, 05:58 PM
You have to win the gold medal on a track ... After that you can try for an official time every 5 mins as many times as you like regardless of what time you get, As long as you have the gold medal for that track, One thing ive noticed is the time left carry's over to the next track ... e.g, I just left a track with the official timer at 2:30 .. When i went onto a new track i only had to wait 2:30 to be able to try and beat the official time in the new track i hadn't yet set a official time for.

I would prefer to be able to try for the official time wherever i liked like you could in the last one .. Its not that bad though, It forces you to have a couple of practice laps first. ;)

It also adds a little more excitement while racing, Makes you actually care about messing up a race because you know you have another 5 mins to wait before you can try again, In the last you you where like "Oh i crashed, Ill just re-start".

The timer has its good and bad point i suppose.

jkmetal
09-15-11, 06:03 PM
Wow, I just figured out this whole offical time thing... After I got all gold and one green gold on the white tracks. Damn. Gotta do it again.....

ATOJAR
09-15-11, 06:05 PM
After I got all gold and one green gold on the white tracks. Damn. Gotta do it again.....

Yeah, I got gold on all the white tracks ... Just on my way back through them all doing the official times. :)

jkmetal
09-15-11, 06:16 PM
Yeah, I got gold on all the white tracks ... Just on my way back through them all doing the official times. :)

That short downhill track with the small hills almost made me rage lol.

ATOJAR
09-15-11, 06:19 PM
Yeah ... Its a pain lol. :headexplode:

Took me a couple of tries too, Thats the one im dreading trying the OF on the most out of the whites.